Age brings about many changes. Health may decline. Loved ones pass on. And it can be more challenging to get out of the house and participate in once-loved activities. These changes can lead to loneliness and depression in older loved ones. If you have concerns about an older loved one’s physical and/or mental health, hiring an elderly companion can be a huge help.
Partnering with a trusted in-home care agency, like JFS Care, for companion care services can provide your senior loved one with the support and social engagement they need, while offering you and your family the peace of mind in knowing someone is always there for them.
Why Is Companion Care Important?
Loneliness is a serious health risk, particularly for older Americans. Studies show that more than a third of people aged 45 and older report feeling lonely, and around one-fourth of people aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. The reasons for social isolation vary and may be due to loss of mobility, bereavement over lost loved ones, poor health, or not living near family members. Whatever the cause, social isolation can have detrimental effects on a person’s health and wellness, including:
- Significantly increasing the risk of premature death
- Increasing the risk of dementia by up to 50%
- Putting seniors at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke
- An increase chance of developing depression and anxiety
- Higher rates of hospitalization
Senior companionship is vital for an older adult’s mental and physical health. Having an elderly companion allows seniors to stay socially engaged and eases feelings of loneliness and isolation, which in turn decreases the risk of developing the illnesses listed above.
What Types of Companion Care Services Are Available?
At JFS Care, we offer a wide range of companion care services in Los Angeles and throughout the surrounding areas, including:
- Friendly conversation
- Engagement in playing games, doing puzzles, etc.
- Shopping together
- Accompaniment to social outings, like lunch, movies, plays, church, etc.
- Meal preparation and enjoying meals together
- Taking walks and assistance with other forms of exercise
- And much more
Companion care from JFS Care is customized for each client’s individual needs and preferences. We also offer more hands-on personal care services to assist with ongoing care needs like housekeeping and laundry, assistance with bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom, overnight care, and more.
Learn More About Our Senior Companionship
At JFS Care, we understand the unique needs of older adults and we strive to create a supportive and compassionate environment that helps seniors thrive physically, mentally, and socially.
We are proud to serve clients in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Encino, Brentwood, and throughout the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about our companion care or the many other in-home care services that we provide, contact us online today or call (213) 383-2273. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule a free in-home consultation.